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The family of Betty Broderick, who was allegedly beaten to death her husband’s family member, are demanding justice for the deceased. 

According to human rights activist, Israel Joe, the deceased, who was seven months pregnant died on December 17, 2021, after she was allegedly assaulted by the suspect identified as Jacob alias Tawho in Odimodi town, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. 

In a petition dated January 4, 2022 and addressed to Burutu Area Commander, the family said that the suspect assaulted the deceased in the presence of her husband, Mr Samuel Broderick, following a heated argument that ensued between them on November 8, 2021.

Betty was rushed to Ogulaha hospital where she was confirmed to have lost her seven months pregnancy.

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The doctor later referred them the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) for a C.T.C scan.

“The family of the culprit who had earlier rushed the deceased to the cottage hospital in Ogulaha later became nonchalant as Tawho had prevailed on them to disregard the cries of the deceaced on the ground that she was merely pretending of nurturing any pain,’ the petition reads.

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